North Port Library to host ‘Shark Lady’ tribute video presentation May 13
SARASOTA COUNTY – North Port Public Library will host a special video presentation of a 2013 interview with the late Dr. Eugenie Clark, the famed “Shark Lady” of Mote Marine Laboratory, on her early dives at Warm Mineral Springs and Little Salt Spring.
The presentation will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, in the Juliano Room at the library, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port.
Clark, who built Mote Marine in Sarasota County in 1955 and became a world authority on sharks and fish, died Feb. 25. She was 92.
The marine zoologist was one of the first scientists to dive with the late Col. Bill Royal, beginning in 1958. Clark and Royal discovered human remains on the 45-foot ledge at Warm Mineral Springs and co-authored a professional paper about the findings that was published in American Antiquity in 1960.
The video presentation will be followed by archaeologist Steve Koski’s selected readings of Clark’s 1969 book, “Lady and the Sharks,” and of the 1978 book “Man Who Rode Sharks” by Bill Royal and Robert Burgess, with a foreword by Clark.
For more information, call 941-861-1307 or 941-861-5000.